Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Shaping the hilly landscapes of a semi-conductor nanoworld
Posted on July 31, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Nanoscale worlds sometimes resemble macroscale roller-coaster style hills, placed at the tip of a […]

Robotic insect mimics nature's extreme moves
Posted on July 30, 2015 at 7:25 pm

The concept of walking on water might sound supernatural, but in fact it is a quite natural […]

The sound of music, according to physicists
Posted on July 30, 2015 at 9:50 am

Joshua Bodon is sick of hearing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." More specifically, he's sick of […]

On the crest of the wave: Electronics on a time scale shorter than a cycle of light
Posted on July 30, 2015 at 8:39 am

Physicists from Regensburg and Marburg, Germany have succeeded in taking a slow-motion movie of […]